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Chemistry.com Tip: In today's technological age, online dating is not only acceptable, it's a smart choice for singles trying to find a long-term partner. But just because you're dating online doesn't mean it's time to inflate your looks or personality. Here are four tricks to getting online dating right.
1. Be honest. When creating your personality profile, you want to represent the person who you really are. That way, you'll have a higher chance of matching up with someone who is right for you.
2. Include a photo. You can post a profile and go incognito when you're dating online. But why? Profiles that have photos can be up to 14 times more likely to get a positive feedback.
3. Think quality over quantity. You may not get a high level of matches, but it's not the number of matches that's important. It's the quality. Wouldn't it be far better to find that special someone faster and easier through a few well-placed matches than to have to sift through countless incompatible dates?
4. Write something personal. So you've made it to the email exchange phase. If you want to garner that first date, refer to something specific in your potential date's profile that caught your eye. It'll help you move to the next step and turn a candidate into an actual date.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|